How Do I "Save as..." to network location

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  1. AndyFed macrumors newbie

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    I am switching to Mac from Win and being used to Win based network, I am at a loss why I am not able to just Save as a file right to network location. For example, I am in Word and want to save my doc to a folder on a shared drive. I see shared drive in Finder and I am connected as admin, but when I go Save as... Where ...there no option for network shared drives and folders, only local stuff like Macintosh Hard Disk, Desktop, Documents, etc..

    I phoned Apple, they told me I could only do it via saving local file then copy to drive on network, that sounds bogus to me, it is bone basic netwok function to write to a shared drive. I am a Mac newbie so clearly I need help to figure things out, somebody please help!

    System details:

    I am running snow Leopard, on Windows network with win server and network attached storage (which I do not see at all on my Mac not even in finder)
    my account is admin and I login to win server as a user with all permissions too.
    My shared windows drive is visible and accessible no problem in Finder but not in any programs for Saving directly.

    How do I mount that volume or drive to my Mac so that I can save as to it directly and not have to connect everyday so that it is mapped always.

    Any help will be greatly appreciated
     
  2. Tomorrow macrumors 604

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    These two statements seem to contradict each other. Could you clarify?

    Under System Preferences, Accounts, Login Items, add the volume you wish to mount.
     
  3. AndyFed thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. r0k macrumors 68040

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    The save as dialog looks for locations you currently have mounted. You can go out in finder and mount the network drive and it will suddenly show up in the save as dialog as a place you could save the file. Then if you eject it, the drive will once again disappear from the list of places you could use to save as.

    As for NAS not showing up in finder, try the following...

    In finder pick go-> connect to server->smb:ip.addressof.your.nas

    It should ask you to log in (if you have set up your nas to require login) and it should show up on your desktop as a drive icon. It should also show up as an option in your save as list. It's also a good idea to save the login credentials for your nas drives to keychain so they just connect next time.
     
  5. AndyFed thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ok, thanks, I am currently connected to it and I see drive icon on desktop, it is mounted ...right?

    But I still do not see it in available places to save to from save as dialog.

    Or is there a right way to mount. I tried connect to server, connect as.., I also tried clicking on it in Finder and letting it connect, still no go
     
  6. r0k macrumors 68040

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    When it shows on your desktop it's mounted. In save as you might need to hit the down arrow to see more options. Anything you have mounted should show up in /Volumes/nameofdrive. What program are you saving from?
     
  7. swiftaw macrumors 603

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    In the Word Save Dialog Box click on the little arrow in the blue box, it'll open up the dialog box and give you more options.
     
  8. Tomorrow macrumors 604

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    There's a difference between seeing the server in Finder and seeing the shared volume.

    The server shows up in the left-hand side of the Finder window as a device on the network. The shared volume shows up in the right-hand side of the Finder window when you click on the server. When you do a "Save As...," you're saving to the shared volume, not to the server itself.
     

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